Friday, August 29, 2014

Deepwater Horizon Keeps On Killing & Drilling - 3

Are We In Good Hands With Oil State?
It is Friday again, so, let's think about some science.

"Deep water" is given new meaning these days because of what is on the horizon (New Meaning Given to Deepwater Horizon).

Some think this deep water will be good for boat company stocks (Will This Float Your Boat?).

Some of our heretofore venerated  companies (MOMCOM: The Private Parts, 2, 3, 4, 5) are not respecting that veneration, nor are they respecting the sanctions being placed on Russia:
After years of preparation, ExxonMobil and OAO Rosneft have received the
go-ahead to begin drilling a $700 million Arctic Ocean oil well in the Kara Sea. The well, which will be Russia’s most northerly, is to be the first of as many as 40 offshore wells planned for the Arctic by 2018.

The well will access a geological formation roughly the size of the city of Moscow. The formation is expected to contain roughly 9 billion barrels of oil.

Speaking from the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, Russian President Vladmir Putin lauded ExxonMobil, calling the company Russia’s “old and reliable [dirty oil] partner."
(Russia [ExxonMobil] Prepares To Drill New Arctic Well, emphasis added). The graphic to the upper right (click to enlarge) shows how suicidally desperate our civilization is (Civilization Is Now On Suicide Watch, 2, 3).

How did we become addicted to the dirty oil drug so badly that we are using the marine drilling vessel "M/V Murder of the Earth" to help us commit slow suicide (The Peak of Sanity - 3)?

It seems that those sanctions ("what sanctions") and murder charges are not a disturbance to those in OIl-Qaeda who are too big to jail (MOMCOM's Mass Suicide & Murder Pact, 2, 3, 4, 5), i.e, fat, dumb, and "everybody is happy" (OPEC’s 165th Meeting).

Even America has the Sarah "drill baby drill" Palin virus in her private empire parts:
Royal Dutch Shell submitted a plan to the federal government on Thursday to try once again to explore for oil in the Alaskan Arctic, following years of legal and logistical setbacks as well as dogged opposition from environmentalists.

While the plan is just a first step in the process, it reflects the energy potential in the Arctic. Shell’s proposed programs consist of two drilling rigs working simultaneously in the Chukchi Sea, which could produce more than 400,000 barrels of oil a day.
(Shell Game @ Murder Pact). Their past experience in the Arctic does not seem to inform them of very much (Sanity Can't Win For Losing, Barry & Oil-Qaeda vs Arctic Wilderness).

The previous post in this series is here.

While My Keyboard Guitar Gently Weeps (video below lyrics):

I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping
Still my guitar gently weeps.

I don't know why nobody told you
How to unfold your love
I don't know how someone controlled you
They bought and sold you.

I look at the world and I notice it's turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps.

I don't know how you were diverted
You were perverted too
I don't know how you were inverted
No one alerted you.

I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
Look at you all...
Still my guitar gently weeps.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Will The Military Become The Police? - 7

The Pentagon pays for these with your money.
Regular readers at Dredd Blog know that the military has been developing martial law plans for a long time.

In this series we have wondered why they are doing so.

One thing that came up was a federal law known as Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C. § 1385).

To get around it the military trains the police in military tactics and gives them military hardware, including helicopters, fixed wing aircraft, and various armored vehicles, such as the one shown above.

The citizens of Davis, California, did not like the idea of a militarized police force, so they went to a city council meeting and demanded that it stop:
More of this, please! In Davis, California, the city council has given local police 60 days to kindly dispose of the military vehicle it was gifted from the federal government. According to CBS Sacramento, the Davis City Council acted Tuesday under pressure from residents who had been circulating a petition against the mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicle and demanding the local police department "tank the tank", as one protestor's shirt read.
(Reason, cf. video below). The city council told the police to tone it down and get rid of the ~$700,000.00 vehicle, which was not really given to them for "free."

The Pentagon buys them with taxpayer dollars then gives them away, so in effect the tax dollar of the U.S. citizen is what really goes to the Pentagon "for free."

Warmongering weapons manufacturers like the police being militarized because sooner or later military replacements will have to be purchased with even more taxpayer dollars.

Now the scary part that Dredd Blog has been telling regular readers about for a long time:
A new report by the U.S. Army War College talks about the possibility of Pentagon resources and troops being used should the economic crisis lead to civil unrest, such as protests against businesses and government or runs on beleaguered banks.

“Widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security,” said the War College report.

The study says economic collapse, terrorism and loss of legal order are among possible domestic shocks that might require military action within the U.S.
(Will The Military Become The Police? - 3). The military manuals say that they will take command of police forces and use them to implement martial law.

As was pointed out yesterday (Banker Jekyll Will Hyde Your Money - 11), when such a financial crisis will develop is any expert's guess, but the military has been planning for it for a long time.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Banker Jekyll Will Hyde Your Money - 11

It has been awhile since I posted about the banksters among us.

This series, which began in August of 2009, has dealt with the subject over a span of time (Banker Jekyll Will Hyde Your Money, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

The subject matter is basically that the banksters make things up as they go.

Therefore we really don't know the real economic conditions, we only know what they want us to think is happening in out economy.

A case in point is that we are now being told that the 2008 economic collapse was a bit more than the Bush II Administration was aware of:
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, a prominent student of the Great Depression, contends that the 2008 financial crisis was actually worse than its 1930s counterpart.

Mr. Bernanke is quoted making the statement in a document filed on Aug. 22 with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims as part of a lawsuit linked to the 2008 government bailout of insurance giant American International Group Inc.

September and October of 2008 was the worst financial crisis in global history, including the Great Depression,” Mr. Bernanke is quoted as saying in the document filed with the court. Of the 13 “most important financial institutions in the United States, 12 were at risk of failure within a period of a week or two.

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is quoted in the document offering a similarly apocalyptic assessment. From Sept. 6 through Sept. 22, the economy was essentially “in free fall,” he said.
(Wall Street Journal, emphasis added). They seem to never be able to figure things out ahead of time, even back in the day of that once Greatest Depression, there was hopium in the air:
ON THE night of October 22, 1929, one of America’s most widely known economists addressed a great banquet of credit men. Not only were Wall Street prices not too high, he told his delighted hearers, but we were really only on the threshold of the greatest boom in the nation’s history. The prophecy evoked a burst of applause. Next morning, a few minutes after the great bell announced the opening of trading on the Stock Exchange, the storm broke. The greatest economic depression in our history was formally ushered in — though it had been in progress for some time. From this point on, as the country slowly roused itself to a consciousness of the far-spreading crisis, leaders in politics and business repeated with invincible optimism that it was all just a wholesome corrective. After several years a waggish commentator published a little volume called Oh, Yeah! It was a sardonic recording of the persistent and unconquerable stream of promises of quickly returning health. There you will find recorded the statements of statesmen, financiers, university professors, leading economists, and editors assuring the people that it was all a blessing in disguise, a corrective phenomenon, that the broad highway to renewed prosperity lay just ahead. All of which proved quite conclusively that these men did not know what they were talking about because they had no understanding of the economic system under which they lived. Then came the collapse of 1933 on the grand scale — and a resumption of the bright prophecies of happy days.
(Myth Addiction Is Establishment's LSD - 3, emphasis added). Do "these men" still not get it at this late date?

Regular readers know that Dredd Blog calls the structure of "the economy" a plutocracy, which is much like the feudal plutocracies based on war (see The Homeland: Big Brother Plutonomy, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and American Feudalism, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

The talk of wars continue in the fog of the presstitutes as the plutocracy remains clueless to history (The Peak Of The Oil Wars - 10).

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Will The Military Become The Police? - 6

"Let's not stoop to bowing ..."
Royal protocol confuses some folks.

Sloppy kisses are cool but that bowing stuff is pornographic according to the lovely wrong-wing right-wingers.

Foreign policy creep.

It does not matter how many goiim Israel kills, they have a right to murder.

Domestic policy seems to be the same in two particular American cultures, the police state culture and the 3/5ths minority culture who have descended from slaves as American victims of Americans.

The police state culture is given billions of dollars of military equipment so they can more efficiently kill those they are sworn to serve and protect.

"Somebody throw a lip-lock ... stop Obama's bowing!"
While their victims are supposed to bow down to them.

How pornographic is that?

The U.S. relationship with Oil-Qaeda is one more mystery in the world today.

Bush II protected those of them who are Saudi elite from their having participated in 9/11 (Fighting Terrorism For 200 Years - 4) while he murdered Iraq.

Then, Obama murdered Libya for their non-participation in 9/11 (MOMCOM And The Sins of Libya, 2).

Which has kept the propagandists and PR presstitutes busy teaching people how it does not matter if Saudi Arabian kings were involved (Orlov: It’s the Saudis, Stupid!).

You know, Saddam was not a king folks, so he is the one to hang.

This same mentality is converting America into a police / surveillance state that will sooner than later take control in broad daylight (Military Arms U.S. Police).

Everyone will be Michael Brown then ... at the funeral of America.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.

Waiting on the World To Change, by John Mayer

Monday, August 25, 2014

How Fifth Graders Calculate Ice Volume - 4

Now you see it ... but ... now you don't
The ignorati have been busy the past few years spreading false memes about the "ice extent" increasing here and gaining there.

In this series Dredd Blog has been applying simple 5th grade arithmetic to the issue (How Fifth Graders Calculate Ice Volume, 2, 3).

Some of the ignorati, that is, the deniers in the right wrong-wing who have been sabotaging efforts to stave of the suicide of Civilization (Civilization Is Now On Suicide Watch, 2, 3) have filled the pages of the Agnotology text books (Agnotology: The Surge, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12).

Regular readers know that Dredd Blog has been giving you accurate information about the ice caps, accurate information about things being "worse than previously thought", and accurate information that the deniers have been trying to use Oil-Qaeda propaganda to deceive us (e.g. The Illusion of Environmental Security - 3, The Peak of Sanity - 3).

The Cyrosat instruments have been doing observations of the ice sheets, a four-year study, and the truth of the matter is exactly like Dredd Blog has been informing regular readers in that the melting of the ice caps will redistribute weight and gravity, which means shifting pressure on earthquake and volcanoes (Is A New Age Of Pressure Upon Us?, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

In the sixth post of that series Dredd Blog pointed out that the Earth's crust is being reshaped by depletion of water in the west, especially in California, where it was likely to put torque of a different twist on the earthquake fault lines (and note Northern California’s Napa Valley Rocked By Strongest Earthquake in 25 Years).

Regular readers can now know that Dredd Blog was also correct in the series "How Fifth Graders Calculate Ice volume" linked to at the top of today's post:
The planet's two largest ice sheets – in Greenland and Antarctica – are
now being depleted at an astonishing rate of 120 cubic miles each year. That is the discovery made by scientists using data from CryoSat-2, the European probe that has been measuring the thickness of Earth's ice sheets and glaciers since it was launched by the European Space Agency in 2010.

Even more alarming, the rate of loss of ice from the two regions has more than doubled since 2009, revealing the dramatic impact that climate change is beginning to have on our world.
(Guardian, emphasis added; cf Cryosphere Journal PDF). What, "loss of ice ... more than doubled since 2009"  ... can you say "worse than previously thought" ... and can you remember who has been lying to you and who has not?

In a nation that bankrupts students with oppressive costs for education, ignorance generating organizations are also on the attack.

Even the old problem of ozone, which we assumed had been corrected, has not been:
NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly
Chemically induced huge Ozone hole persists
large amount of an ozone-depleting compound
from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.

Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in applications such as dry cleaning and as a fire-extinguishing agent, was regulated in 1987 under the Montreal Protocol along with other chlorofluorocarbons that destroy ozone and contribute to the ozone hole over Antarctica. Parties to the Montreal Protocol reported zero new CCl4 emissions between 2007-2012.

However, the new research shows worldwide emissions of CCl4 average 39 kilotons per year, approximately 30 percent of peak emissions prior to the international treaty going into effect.
(Ozone Source & Ozone-Hole Persists). Remember all that "the ice is increasing at the poles" ideology by the ignorance generators?

Stay aware for opportunities to inform others.

The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.